Boater safety courses begin at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering five, two-day Maryland DNR-approved boater safety courses, beginning on select dates in April and continuing through August.

The courses will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, and run April 18-19, May 23-24, June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16. The cost is $25 per two-evening session, with space limited and pre-registration required.

Participants completing the course and passing the test will receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is valid for life. The certificate is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, and who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The course is also recommended for anyone looking to become a safer, more experienced boater or personal water craft operator.

For information on Maryland DNR’s boating safety program, visit

Participants must be twelve years of age and older, with early registration recommended as classes fill fast. To register, go to and pick from dates listed.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering Maryland DNR-approved Boater Safety courses for participants of all ages.